New Podcast Episode – Ep 21 A Medicated Vaginal Birth Story with @mymommyspost

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Just search “Elephant in the Womb” or check out our podcast tab on the blog. A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). The Birth Experiences series is a set of interviews with moms sharing their unique…

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 20 Emergency C-Section Experience & Recovery with Christen

A new episode of the podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms! Just search “Elephant in the Womb” or check out our podcast tab on the blog. A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). The Birth Experiences series is a set of interviews with moms sharing their unique…

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Small Joys of Motherhood (To Celebrate 16 Months of Maggie)

Maggie turned 16 months (ten days ago now.. I drafted this post last week, whoops!) – and since it was the day before mother’s day I thought, why not do a bit of a special post this month? A mix of Maggie & motherhood? (I also don’t have much new to report in terms of…

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Sending Your Baby to Daycare: How I Prepared & Coped

In Canada, we are so very fortunate that many of us have access to 12-18 month maternity leaves. This is unfortunately not available to everyone (you have to have worked 600 hrs of insurable employment within a period to qualify for maternity/parental leave benefits) – but I hope to see this expanded in the future.…

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Holiday Gift Guide For: Expecting and Newly Postpartum Mamas

Do you have a pregnant mama in your life? Or someone who will be in the early stages of the postpartum period just in time for the holidays? I was pregnant last Christmas and then had a baby only two weeks after in early January – it’s a busy time and any and all support…

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Part Two of Interview with a Former Midwife is Now Available!

Click here to read more about this episode. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute to medical advice or medical treatment. As always, your Primary Care Provider, a doctor, or another health professional is your best resource for specific questions and medical…

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New Episode of the Podcast: Interview with a Former Midwife!

I recently interviewed a doula on the podcast, and it only made sense for me to chat with a (former) midwife next. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute to medical advice or medical treatment. As always, your Primary Care Provider, a…

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What I Loved About Midwifery Care

My obstetrical care during pregnancy was provided by a team of midwives. I loved it – my experience was, from start to finish, nothing short of amazing. My birth didn’t go as I imagined but my care team (and my husband, of course) made it an excellent experience anyways. Now, before I get into why…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Wait isn’t this a women’s health blog? Why are you talking about IBS? Well – IBS is more common in the female population than the male population. Some evidence suggests it may be related to the menstrual cycle and hormones in women. So – despite the fact that it doesn’t sound like a women’s health…

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Do Lactation Supplements Really Work?

If you’re a breastfeeding mother (or even if you’re not), you’ve probably either heard, seen, or used a lactation supplement or aid of some sort. Some examples include: lactation cookies, drinks such as teas, herbal supplements and more. But can all these things really help boost milk supply? And are they safe? Lets take a…

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